Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

$165

One can't say enough about the efforts Bruno Borie is pouring into this wonderful estate that I have often called the "Lafite Rothschild of St.-Julien." An undeniable success, the 2004 Ducru boasts sweet aromas of creme de cassis, spring flowers, pain grille, licorice, and road tar. This pure, medium-bodied wine possesses moderately high tannin, superb concentration, good sweetness, and low acidity. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

David T Delectable Pro

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

Lean, smooth, dark cherries, strawberries.

Lean, smooth, dark cherries, strawberries.

9.1

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

2004 is showing fleshy fruit but lacks backbone and structure and may not have great longevity.

2004 is showing fleshy fruit but lacks backbone and structure and may not have great longevity.

8.9

Ian Griffith Delectable Pro

Appreciating my colleagues for sharing this to ease the pain of some after hours work. Classic nose, modest body and persistent finish.

Appreciating my colleagues for sharing this to ease the pain of some after hours work. Classic nose, modest body and persistent finish.

9.1

Donald Patz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

6L no less!!

6L no less!!

9.7

Andrew Hammond Delectable Pro

That moment when your work colleagues drank a bottle of bomb ass Bordeaux and you missed it. Struggles of the wine biz.

That moment when your work colleagues drank a bottle of bomb ass Bordeaux and you missed it. Struggles of the wine biz.

Michael Falk

Not a great vintage, but a great bottle! Super@drinking pleasure with already starting tertiary notes... long life ahead

Not a great vintage, but a great bottle! Super@drinking pleasure with already starting tertiary notes... long life ahead

9.4

Katie Becker-Balesky

Woah dark cherry

Woah dark cherry

9.3

Jon Simpson

Another at Gotham Bar and Grill, New York. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot... ripe tannins, dark berries, smoke.

Another at Gotham Bar and Grill, New York. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot... ripe tannins, dark berries, smoke.

9.4

Colin Cahoon

Beautifully strong nose, complex and balanced with long finish. Licorice, grilled meat, pencil lead and tobacco. Life is good.

Beautifully strong nose, complex and balanced with long finish. Licorice, grilled meat, pencil lead and tobacco. Life is good.

9.6

E Alvelais

2004 is showing well now and a good road ahead. Ripe dark fruit, good concentration, medium body and soft tannins.

2004 is showing well now and a good road ahead. Ripe dark fruit, good concentration, medium body and soft tannins.

9.2

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